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12-04-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,709
Posted By BlazingPedals

That doesn't really tell the story. Thing is,...

That doesn't really tell the story. Thing is, people in more precarious physical shape have less chance of surviving a severe case. Even very frail people can survive getting a mild case. The problem...
12-02-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,709
Posted By BlazingPedals

I had it in September of 2020. Eleven days with...

I had it in September of 2020. Eleven days with 103F temp, then after the fever broke I spent 8 days on supplemental oxygen. Doc was very pleased with my recovery considering how bad I'd had it. On...
12-02-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 347
Posted By BlazingPedals

They don't keep it at that angle all the time....

They don't keep it at that angle all the time. That's a measure of how far it can bend. They want it to go all the way straight, and bend at least 90-100 degrees. 107 sounds good, but more is...
12-02-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 941
Posted By BlazingPedals

The non-money-saving option is to buy a new...

The non-money-saving option is to buy a new folder that will fit in a sufficiently-small case.
12-02-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 184
Posted By BlazingPedals

I suppose what matters in this case is the gear...

I suppose what matters in this case is the gear capacity of the RD you're using. 11-32 is 21 teeth. But if it's on a 34-50 double, you'll need 16T more take-up for 37 teeth total.
12-02-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 757
Posted By BlazingPedals

Mounting on the fork where it could either get...

Mounting on the fork where it could either get bumped loose despite safeguards and wedge in the front wheel, or catch on something and yank the bike from under you? Or just twist around and take out...
11-29-22, 07:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 589
Posted By BlazingPedals

I'll be getting my annual physical in a few...

I'll be getting my annual physical in a few weeks, and I'll have to inform my (new) doc that I'm due. My last one was clear, so maybe I can do that cologuard thing?
11-27-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,527
Posted By BlazingPedals

Variation of others' advice. The brifter is stuck...

Variation of others' advice. The brifter is stuck in one gear. If it's high gear, just loosen the cable clamp at the derailleur, manually move the derailleur to an easier gear, pull the slack out of...
11-23-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 3,475
Posted By BlazingPedals

I always thought that it was because the cable...

I always thought that it was because the cable pulled directly across between the two arms a predictable amount, rather than pulling the straddle cable up and trusting that to move the arms together...
Forum: Recumbent
11-20-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By BlazingPedals

I'm not surprised that cleaning the jockey wheels...

I'm not surprised that cleaning the jockey wheels didn't fix it. Jockey wheels only turn when you're pedaling. It's more likely a seal on the wheel itself. Did you hit the hub with high-pressure...
11-10-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By BlazingPedals

Interesting. I may look into this for an Ultegra...

Interesting. I may look into this for an Ultegra rear wheel that has rattled since the day I bought it. Did you try punching the dimple deeper first, or go directly to the drill-and-glue?
11-10-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 529
Posted By BlazingPedals

That's true for jokes, at least. If you have to...

That's true for jokes, at least. If you have to explain a joke, well...
Forum: Recumbent
11-08-22, 05:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By BlazingPedals

My trike has a fender on the rear wheel, and it's...

My trike has a fender on the rear wheel, and it's there all the time. If I didn't have that, and in your situation, I might consider zip-tying a piece of coroplast in place. That might require a rear...
Forum: Recumbent
11-04-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,515
Posted By BlazingPedals

I'm not the greatest climber in the world, but I...

I'm not the greatest climber in the world, but I can hold my own most of the time. Hill-climbing is highly dependent on the machine and the rider, regardless of which platform the machine is.
Forum: Recumbent
10-31-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,259
Posted By BlazingPedals

If you're tensing up to ride, then you're doing...

If you're tensing up to ride, then you're doing it wrong. Admittedly it takes a certain minimal amount of awareness to stay upright on 2 wheels, but I don't notice any difference in effort between 2...
10-27-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,076
Posted By BlazingPedals

Yeahbutt... He must have been crazy-strong; he...

Yeahbutt... He must have been crazy-strong; he beat a 150HP truck.
10-26-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,076
Posted By BlazingPedals

<Gasp!> How could the orange bike beat the red...

<Gasp!> How could the orange bike beat the red bike???
10-26-22, 06:27 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,131
Posted By BlazingPedals

I have changed the pads multiple times on some of...

I have changed the pads multiple times on some of mine. There aren't many upright saddles that have replaceable pads.
10-24-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,779
Posted By BlazingPedals

Having a 7" low gear helps too.

Having a 7" low gear helps too.
Forum: Recumbent
10-23-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By BlazingPedals

More and more cyclists are using electronic...

More and more cyclists are using electronic trainers and using an online environment. The most popular one is Zwift. Rouvy is another one I'm aware of. With the online services, you're put in a...
Forum: Recumbent
10-23-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 635
Posted By BlazingPedals

Seat height on the Performer touring model...

Seat height on the Performer touring model (they've got some stupid model names) was listed as a bit over 22 inches. The seat height on my M5 Carbon Highracer, with dual 700c wheels, is 20 inches....
Forum: Recumbent
10-23-22, 05:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By BlazingPedals

You need to find an adjustment video on Youtube....

You need to find an adjustment video on Youtube. Suffering with poor shifting all winter is not a good option when you could fix it in 10 minutes.
Forum: Recumbent
10-21-22, 07:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By BlazingPedals

Pay particular attention to the 'B' adjustment,...

Pay particular attention to the 'B' adjustment, which adjusts how far away from the cassette the upper pulley rides. If it is too far away from the cassette gerars, it will cause sluggish shifting...
10-19-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,779
Posted By BlazingPedals

I'll just add: If nobody sees you walk the hill,...

I'll just add: If nobody sees you walk the hill, it didn't happen!
10-19-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,156
Posted By BlazingPedals

Anyone remember this? ...

Anyone remember this?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDj7KNu4yDc&ab_channel=MonsterxEnergy88
Forum: Recumbent
10-12-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,515
Posted By BlazingPedals

This from the guy who started the "I don't like...

This from the guy who started the "I don't like electric bicycles" thread over in General? Do you have a trike, or is this just some cerebral evaluation?
Forum: Recumbent
10-12-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By BlazingPedals

All gears should shift smoothly. It sounds like...

All gears should shift smoothly. It sounds like the derailleur is a bit out of adjustment.
Forum: Recumbent
10-12-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 635
Posted By BlazingPedals

Rail trails are generally pretty flat, since...

Rail trails are generally pretty flat, since trains don't like hills. So an 8-speed might be enough. Trikes have their advantages and disadvantages. They have NO learning curve - you can hop on it...
10-12-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,440
Posted By BlazingPedals

I don't know if this is a hard-and-fast rule, but...

I don't know if this is a hard-and-fast rule, but generally if a jersey is flared at the bottom and doesn't have elastic there, it's a woman's jersey. Maybe touring jerseys are that way too?
10-12-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,779
Posted By BlazingPedals

I have low enough gears to handle all of my...

I have low enough gears to handle all of my normal hills. But sometimes when I ride elsewhere, that's not low enough. Walking is just one more gear.
10-12-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,046
Posted By BlazingPedals

My understanding in Michigan is that the...

My understanding in Michigan is that the governing entity must have knowledge of the road defect for a work day before any claim can be made. In the case if the road work, I guess that would be...
10-09-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 5,419
Posted By BlazingPedals

That's way too narrow to be a bike lane. That's...

That's way too narrow to be a bike lane. That's nothing but a fog line meant to keep motorist off the curb.
Forum: Recumbent
10-07-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,515
Posted By BlazingPedals

I'm not sure what pedals come OEM with a Catrike...

I'm not sure what pedals come OEM with a Catrike Villager. If pedals came with yours, they are most likely SPD, and if you currently use regular shoes, that might mean that you have double-sided...
10-07-22, 06:03 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 5,419
Posted By BlazingPedals

In Michigan, bike lanes are not mandatory, and I...

In Michigan, bike lanes are not mandatory, and I tend to avoid using them. I'll even ride in the traffic lane right alongside a bike lane. I'm not dead-set against them, but all too often they are...
10-05-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,930
Posted By BlazingPedals

I got my flu vaccine along with my Omicron...

I got my flu vaccine along with my Omicron booster at about the time this thread started. Both were free at the local pharmacy. Sore arms for a couple of days but no additional side-effects.
10-05-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 252
Posted By BlazingPedals

Are you running 8-speed shifters with a 9-speed...

Are you running 8-speed shifters with a 9-speed cassette? That'll do what you're describing.
10-05-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,289
Posted By BlazingPedals

Calling "bike up", "car up", etc, is pretty...

Calling "bike up", "car up", etc, is pretty common. Warns the bikes behind to not pull out, in case anyone back there is thinking of passing. It was not directed at the oncoming bike.
10-05-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,281
Posted By BlazingPedals

I was going to ask what his source was, but then...

I was going to ask what his source was, but then I saw who posted it.
10-04-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 977
Posted By BlazingPedals

Cost is an issue, too. That blue WAW shown will...

Cost is an issue, too. That blue WAW shown will run $10,000-15,000 depending on options. And looking up at cars while driving it will likely be terrifying to someone who is afraid to even drive a...
10-02-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 474
Posted By BlazingPedals

You can get 2mm thick washers for each side of...

You can get 2mm thick washers for each side of the axle. Of course that'll mean small adjustments to the indexing. The 'missing' 1mm won't make a noticeable difference.
09-29-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 885
Posted By BlazingPedals

You can always verify the bend and where it is by...

You can always verify the bend and where it is by removing the fork from the frame and sighting down the steerer tube.
Forum: Recumbent
09-29-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,515
Posted By BlazingPedals

I use SPD pedals, and shoes for those are...

I use SPD pedals, and shoes for those are generally walkable. I regularly wear them while driving to a club ride. Although by the end of the ride it feels good to get out of the hot shoes and into...
09-29-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 486
Posted By BlazingPedals

Will a lawn sweeper work? You can get those with...

Will a lawn sweeper work? You can get those with or without vacuums. They pull behind a lawn tractor.

edit: made in America may make the search tougher.
09-29-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 2,289
Posted By BlazingPedals

ESH. Drafting unannounced is contrary to the...

ESH.
Drafting unannounced is contrary to the rules of etiquette, but snot rockets really are gross and uncalled for.
09-28-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,498
Posted By BlazingPedals

Remember: there are no tailwinds, there are only...

Remember: there are no tailwinds, there are only days in which you're awesome.
09-28-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,023
Posted By BlazingPedals

I'm definitely NOT a doctor, and my RHR varies...

I'm definitely NOT a doctor, and my RHR varies from 42 during the riding season, to 58 in the winter. Maybe some denizens here ride equally year-around, so the distinction doesn't matter. As I sit...
Forum: Recumbent
09-28-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By BlazingPedals

The derailleur will be furthest from the ground...

The derailleur will be furthest from the ground when you're in the combination that takes the most chain. That usually means the largest cog on the cassette.
09-28-22, 06:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,339
Posted By BlazingPedals

LOL now that I've let you ponder a bit, it's...

LOL now that I've let you ponder a bit, it's nothing more than the kingdom of the trike. (You don't have to wear black leather but you do use chains.)
09-23-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 967
Posted By BlazingPedals

If it's so simple to create that it's not worth...

If it's so simple to create that it's not worth paying for, then maybe OP should create it himself.
09-23-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,365
Posted By BlazingPedals

I don't expect that the cortisone shot will do...

I don't expect that the cortisone shot will do much overall, but it may let you do the PT, and that MAY help.
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